[tlhIngan Hol] Klingon Word of the Day: 'ambay

Steven Boozer sboozer at uchicago.edu
Wed Sep 29 07:19:38 PDT 2021

Klingon word: 	'ambay
Part of speech: 	noun
Definition: 	island
Source: 	qep'a' 24 [2017]

AFAIK never used in a sentence.  If there's a pun, I don't see it.

naHQun once proposed *{bIQpuH} "island" and *{bIQpuH'a'} "continent".

yuwey  		continent (n) (qep’a’ 2017) 

(KGT 16):  The Klingon Homeworld Qo'noS, usually rendered Kronos in Federation Standard, is a planet with basically one very large mass of land surrounded by ocean; perhaps continent is a comparable concept.

puH  		land (n)
puH beQ  	plains, flatlands (n) (qep’a’ 2017)
puH nIl  	grassland, steppe (n) (qep’a’ 2017)
puH yIQ  	swamp, wetlands (n) (qep’a’ 2017)
puHley'  	cape,  point (n) (qep’a’ 2019)

Voragh, Ca'Non Master of the Klingons
    Please contribute relevant vocabulary from the last year or two. I’ve fallen 
    behind in updating my files and adding cross-references for related words.  

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